The Charts & Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages.
The Charts & Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages. Volume One. The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771... [Volume Two. The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775. Volume Three... The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780...]. With a Descriptive Catalogue of all the known original surveys and coastal views and the original engravings associated with them...

London: Hakluyt Society, 1988, 1992, 1997.

Three volumes, folio, with altogether more than 790 plates, some in colour; an excellent set in original gilt decorated navy cloth, with bright fresh dust-jackets.

A magisterial work of Cook scholarship

The essential study of the maps and surveys from each of Cook's voyages of discovery between 1768 and 1780, with each voyage treated in a separate volume. This set is considered the companion to the journals of Cook edited by Beaglehole, and like the journals was prepared for the Hakluyt Society.

The essential study of the maps and surveys from each of Cook's voyages of discovery between 1768 and 1780, with each voyage treated in a separate volume. This set is considered the companion to the journals of Cook edited by Beaglehole, and like the journals was prepared for the Hakluyt Society.

This is the most ambitious and monumental project undertaken by the Hakluyt Society, who prepared the work in association with the Australian Academy of the Humanities. The three large-format volumes contain nearly 800 plates, forming a cartographic record of unprecedented detail and scope. The official voyage accounts published in the late eighteenth-century contain only a small proportion of the maps generated on the respective voyages of discovery. The Hakluyt Society set publishes all remaining known cartographic material, drawing heavily on the collections of the British Museum, Mitchell and National Libraries.

The series was edited by Lieutenant Commander Andrew David, with the assistance of Rüdiger Joppien and Bernard Smith. Each volume includes a separate introduction specific to the voyage at hand, including detailed notes on the science of surveying, advances in cartography under Cook, the problem of longitude and numerous biographical entries on surveyors, artists and draughtsmen. The third volume also includes the journal of James King from the death of Captain Clerke in Kamchatka in July 1779 to the arrival of the expedition at the Cape of Good Hope in 1780.

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